Educational Policies and 21st Century Youth: Advancing Achievement Through Research, Practice and Theory
Please join us on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a Research Symposium of nationally renowned scholars who will share their insights on 21st century educational policies and the climate they foster for today’s’ schools, teachers, and students. Our discussion will include brief presentations by our invited guests from around the country, commentary by our organizers, and a question-answer session with audience member participation.
The goal of this symposium is to generate discussion and debate regarding how well (or poorly) national and state efforts serve our increasingly diverse student population, one of the most diverse America has ever seen. Our experts will offer their empirically and theoretically informed ideas aimed at sparking rich discussion about the formation of educational policy suitable for today’s range of students and its place in the 21st century.
Speakers are prominent scholars from around the nation including:
~ Dr. Robert Jiménez, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
~ Dr. Valerie Kinloch, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
~ Dr. Francesca López, University of Arizona, Tempe, Arizona
~ Dr. Angela McRae, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
~ Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, California State University, Sacramento, California
Details: The event will be held in the Southwest Room of the Durango Building (Room 1.124) on the Downtown Campus of UTSA (501 Cesar E Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207). Parking will be available directly across from the Durango Building. Reception will start at 5 PM and presentations at 5:30.
Sponsors: Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Education and Human Development, Dean Margo DelliCarpini, Department of Educational Psychology
This session is organized by Dr. Rosalind Horowitz, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching and Dr. Sharon Nichols, the Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development and is based on contributions to their recently edited books.
We welcome superintendents, principals, teachers and education researchers and students attending the American Educational Research Association Conference and state and local leaders and researchers of San Antonio. This session is based on Horowitz and Samuels (Eds.) (2017) The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions and Nichols (Ed.) (2016). Educational policies and youth in the 21st century: Problems, potential and progress. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications.